Why can't UGC directly appoint Vice-Chancellors?To this day, the UGC is the only Apex body that determines many things about higher education. Even the scales of pay are determined by the UGC.
However, since education is also a State subject, in Tamil Nadu, the Vice-Chancellors had paid some forty crores to get the position and even those who did not even merit to be there were appointed by the most corrupted AIADMK Government.
All this has changed only now, with the Governor intervening and appointing someone who really has merit. This has happened in the case of the prestigious Anna University.
To avoid even the Governor's intervention, why not the UGC be empowered to appoint a committee and chose the Vice-Chancellors? Once the decision is made, the Governor should only okay the decision.
What do members have to say on this? After all, the UGC has too many brilliant experts who had already contributed so much to academic excellence. For example, there are too many experts in the Universities in economics with a superb record of specializations in Economics and many are still advisors to World Bank.
We need zero corruption in education. The States can be stripped of their powers in this regard.